Leeds attacker Jack Harrison has issued a glowing tribute to teammate Pablo Hernandez, following his game-changing cameo for Leeds in their 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.
Leading 1-0 at half time thanks to Patrick Bamford’s 14th league goal of the season, Leeds still found themselves under pressure and struggling to control the game, prompting Bielsa to introduce Hernandez in place of his side’s goalscorer.
That was a decision that proved to be inspired, with Hernandez helping the Whites to take back control of the match, before laying on a stunning assist for Harrison to make it 3-0 and seal the win with just under 20 minutes remaining.
Not surprisingly therefore, Harrison was full of praise for Hernandez post-match, and discussing the Spaniard, the on-loan Manchester City man was quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as telling Sky Sports: “He’s fantastic. He’s always been like that. He’s always a player who has great vision in the game.
“We can always rely on him to make passes like that in a game like this. He’s had a great impact on us and he showed his ability.”
Following that appearance against Fulham, Hernandez has now scored six goals and provided a further seven assists in 29 league appearances this season.
That return just goes to underline the importance that Hernandez continues to carry for Leeds this season, something that Harrison’s comments show his teammates are clearly well aware of.
As a result, such an impressive return to action for Hernandez on Saturday will be a welcome sight for everyone associated with the club, as we approach the decisive stage of the season in the battle for promotion to the Premier League.